Fenwick  English Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Fenwick English

R.Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After a twenty plus year period in field administration occupying positions of principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent (twice), I entered higher education in the mid-eighties. I have served as a professor, department chair, dean and vice-chancellor of academic affairs. I came to Carolina in 2001 and have been here ever since. Nearly all of my family have been classroom teachers including one daughter and grand daughter today.

Subjects: Education

Biography

A native Californian who went East and has never returned.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    -leadership
    -epistemology of professional practice
    -heuristics
    -writing of Pierre Bourdieu
    -global educational issues

Personal Interests

    -fine food, a great cigar and rare whisky, not necessarily in that order.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Leading Beautifully - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

International Journal of Educational Management

Innovatus interregnum: waiting for a paradigm shift


Published: Feb 05, 2016 by International Journal of Educational Management
Authors: Fenwick W. English and Lisa Catherine Ehrich
Subjects: Education

The paper establishes the case that innovation in the theory and practice of educational administration/leadership is very unlikely to occur within the existing doxa of our times. By innovation is meant a novel conceptual or practical change in the field of practice. By doxa is meant the unquestioned rules of the game and the linkeage between the agencies and organs of government and foundations supporting research in the field.

International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice

Leadership as dance: a consideration of the applicability of the 'mother' of all


Published: Feb 05, 2016 by International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice
Authors: Lisa Catherine Ehrich and Fenwick W. English
Subjects: Education

The paper presents and discusses a conceptual model of leadership as dance that incorporates key dimensions such as context, dance and music and includes Polyani's concept of connoisseurship. The article identifies some of the tensions that are inherent in both notions of dance and leadership.

Halduskultuur-Administrative Culture, Vol 13, No. 2

What can grassroots leadership teach us about school leadership?


Published: Feb 05, 2016 by Halduskultuur-Administrative Culture, Vol 13, No. 2
Authors: Lisa Catherine Ehrich and Fenwick W. English
Subjects: Education

The paper explores grassroots leadership, an under-researched and often side-lined approach to leadership that operates outside of formal bureaucratic structures. The paper's central purpose is the claim that an understanding of grassroots leadership and tactics used by grassroots leaders provides valuable insights for the study of school leadership.

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